Thanks to the United Kingdom, Argentina recovered its Democracy
1982 was a fundamental year for quite a few reasons. Thanks to Britain, Argentina recovered its Democracy. The defeat of the Argentinean military dictatorship marked the beginning of a new era.
By glorifying the deeds of the Junta headed by General Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri, President Cristina Fernandez Wilhelm de Kirchner glorifies a military dictatorship during which more than 30,000 people – men, women and children – were tortured and killed.
The end of the Argentinean dictatorship marked the beginning of the end of other dictatorships in Latin America and all of this happened thanks to Britain that acted in self-defence.
As the United Kingdom and Argentina were effectively at war – in spite of the fact that it was an undeclared war created by an illegal and cowardly attack ordered by the Military Junta of Argentina – the United Kingdom was entitled to attack the Argentinean mainland including Buenos Aires, capital city of Argentina. Instead, the United Kingdom – in full compliance with International Law – limited its actions to the recovery of the South Atlantic Islands.
Despite the events of 1982 and bearing no grudge against Argentina, the United Kingdom has supported Argentina that after a foreign debt default could hardly get any credit in international financial markets.
Oblivious to all the aforementioned, President Cristina Fernandez Wilhelm de Kirchner has used demagogy and lies to claim rights that never existed. The Falkland Islands were never part of Argentina and there had been no permanent Argentinean settlements on the Islands that became part of the United Kingdom in 1833.
Always in accordance with democratic rules, it is up to the islanders themselves to decide their future and this is why a Referendum was organized so that the Islanders can have a voice.
The Falkland Islands Referendum was rejected by President Cristina Fernandez Wilhelm de Kirchner and this comes as no surprise since the rejection comes from a President that is trying very hard to put an end to freedom of expression and trying to control the Judiciary in Argentina, a President that has no qualms about violating the sovereign territory of other countries. Not long ago, the Argentinean Navy following orders given by President Cristina Fernandez Wilhelm de Kirchner attempted to intercept Spanish fishing vessels in Uruguayan waters.